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Lee J. Cobb
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Date of Birth: Dec 9, 1911

Country: USA

Biography: Lee J. Cobb (December 9, 1911 - February 11, 1976) was an American actor. He is best known for his performance in 12 Angry Men (1957) and his Academy Award-nominated performance in On the Waterfront (1954). He also held the role of Willy Loman in the original Broadway performance of Arthur Miller's 1949 play Death of a Salesman under the direction of Elia Kazan... (Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 71 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated (71)
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Inside the Jury Room (2008)
Short documentary on 12 Angry Men
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The Exorcist: The Version You
Based on the 1971 novel by William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist marries three different scenarios into one extraordinary plot. A visiting actress in Washington, D.C., notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behavior and physical make-up of her 12-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, a young priest at nearby Georgetown University begins to doubt his faith while dealing with his mother's terminal sickness. And, book-ending the story, a frail, elderly priest recognizes the necessity for a show-down with an old demonic enemy. (imdb)
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Cross Shot (1976)
In this crime drama a mobster kills a cop during a robbery. He finds himself pursued by the police, his gang, and the media. (allrovi.com)
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That Lucky Touch (1975)
A European arms dealer (Roger Moore) meets a liberated woman journalist (Susannah York), who is writing a story about the ridiculous things men do with the armaments during a NATO war games meeting. Needless to say, the two meet and make sparks. A rather simple love story ensues. (imdb)
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Mark of the Cop (1975)
This actioner centers on the deadly, international game of intrigue played between a drug agent and a drug czar. (allrovi.com)
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Mark Shoots First (1975)
In this installment, Commisari Mark Terzi travels to Genova to investigate the church step killing of a newly wed Bride and the kidnapping of Lee J. Cobb's total banker, Benzi - Mark's nemesis in the first film. Naturally enough for a 90 minute Italian Cop Movie, these two events are intertwined and Terzi almost single handedly joins the dots to solve the crime. (videotapeswapshop.co.uk)
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The Great Ice Rip-Off (1974)
A retired cop goes up against a slick jewel thief and his gang, who have pulled a diamond heist and are trying to smuggle the diamonds cross-country. (imdb)
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The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973)
A kidnapped woman joins forces with her captors in the old West. (TCM.com)
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Double Indemnity (1973)
A scheming wife lures an insurance investigator into helping murder her husband and then declare it an accident. The investigator's boss, not knowing his man is involved in it, suspects murder and sets out to prove it. (imdb)
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The Exorcist (1973)
A troubled cleric tries to help a very disturbed teenage girl.
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The Great Kidnapping (1973)
In early seventies Italy, plagued by criminality and political terrorism, a fearless police commissioner ( Enrico Maria Salerno ) is sent to restore law and order in a northern industrial town devastated by a recent wave of violence and kidnappings. When a gang of criminals steals his son, he has to decide whether to stick to his principles or follow his feelings. His decision will lead him to discover corruption at the highest levels of the police administration, with tragic consequences. (imdb)
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The Bull of the West (1972)
Two episodes of the TV series "The Virginian" edited together: "Duel at Shiloh" (2 Jan. 1963) and "Nobility of Kings" (10 Nov. 1965). (imdb)
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Lawman (1971)
While passing through the town of Bannock, a bunch of drunken, trail-weary cattlemen go overboard with their celebrating and accidentally kill an old man with a stray shot. They return home to Sabbath unaware of his death... (imdb)
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The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970)
A Southern lawyer uncovers the truth about a slain undertaker. (imdb)
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Macho Callahan (1970)
A man tricked into enlisting in the Confederate army is later thrown into a hellish stockade on desertion charges. He eventually breaks out of the prison camp, reunites with his old partner and sets out to kill the man who was responsible for his being in the camp in the first place. However, after accidentally killing a Confederate officer, he finds himself pursued by a gang of vicious bounty hunters intent on collecting the reward put up by the dead officer's widow. (imdb)
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The Young Lawyers (1969)
David Barrett heads an organization in Boston that supports poor and indigent clients with the aid of young lawyers, Aaron Silverman is the young idealist, Pat Walters is the black street-smart lawyer and Chris Blake is the WASP added to balance the cast.
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Mackenna
The gangster Colorado kidnaps Marshal McKenna. He believes that McKenna has seen a map which leads to a rich vein of gold in the mountains and forces him to show him the way. But they're not the only ones who're after the gold; soon they meet a group of "honorable" citizens and the cavalry crosses their way too - and that is even before they enter Indian territory. (imdb)
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Coogan
Coogan, an Arizona cop, is sent to New York to collect a prisoner. Everyone in New York assumes Coogan is from Texas, much to his annoyance. To add to Coogan's problems the prisoner isn't ready, so he decides to cut a few corners. (imdb)
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They Came to Rob Las Vegas (1968)
Big heist is small potatoes as armed robbers plot to intercept Vegas gambling money. (cinemasirens.com)
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Mafia (1968)
Set in Sicily, this violent crime drama tells the tale of an Italian cop who heads to a small island town to look into the death of a construction supplier. Once there he is shocked by the influence the Mafia has over the people and even himself. (Answers.com)
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The Meanest Men in the West (1967)
A compilation of two episodes of "The Virginian" TV western series. Season 1 episode "It Tolls For Thee" (1962) guest star Lee Marvin, and season 6 episode "Reckoning" (1967) guest star Charles Bronson. (imdb)
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In Like Flint (1967)
Flint is again called out of retirement when his old boss finds that he seems to have missed 90 seconds while golfing with the president. Flint finds that the president has been replaced by an actor (Flint's line [with a wistful look] is "An Actor as President?") Flint finds that a group of women have banded together to take over the world through subliminal brainwashing in beauty salons they own. (imdb)
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Our Man Flint (1966)
James Bond spoof about a hipster spy who takes on villains that want to take over the world with an earthquake machine. (imdb)
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Death of a Salesman (1966)
Alex Segal directed this 1966 production of Arthur Miller's classic American play, Death of a Salesman. Lee J. Cobb stars as Willy Loman, the everyman who is suddenly faced with the glaring reality that he is past his prime and has begun living in a self-created fantasy world in which he is not obsolete. The performance also features James Farentino as Happy Loman, George Segal as Biff Loman, and a young, pre-fame Gene Wilder as Bernard. (allrovi.com)
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Come Blow Your Horn (1963)
A big city swinger teaches his sheltered brother how to become a chick magnet. (TCM.com)
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The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962)
Paris, city of lovers...the day the clocks stopped turning and the world stood still...
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The Virginian (1962)
The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Col. MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more based on character and relationships than the usual western. (imdb)
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How the West Was Won (1962)
Sprawling epic which follows the Prescotts, an emigrant family through four generations, from the Erie Canal in the 1830's to their settled home in the West a half a century later... (imdb)
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Exodus (1960)
The theme is the founding of the state of Israel. The action begins on a ship filled with Jewish immigrants bound for Israel who are being off loaded on Cyprus. An Intelligence officer succeeds in getting them back on board their ship only to have the harbor blocked by the British with whom they must negotiate. The second part of the film is about the situation in Israel as independence is declared and most of their neighbors attack them. (imdb)
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The Trap (1959)
Lawyer Ralph Anderson arrives in Tula, an amazingly remote town in the desert, as reluctant emissary of mob chief Victor Massonetti, who wants the airstrip clear for his unofficial exit from the country. Ralph's arrival has a profound effect on his estranged father, the sheriff; his brother Tip, an alcoholic deputy; and his ex-sweetheart Linda, now married to Tip. Tension builds as a small army of gangsters takes over the town. Then the situation abruptly changes. (imdb)
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Green Mansions (1959)
A young Venezuelan idealist flees his native land to escape a revolution. Hoping to find peace, he goes to the mountains and the forests of the Amazon. There he encounters Rima, the Bird Girl, an orphan living a life of nature. It is all an admirable romance telling a tale of "quest, love, and violence." (imdb)
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But Not for Me (1959)
Russ Ward, after 30 years of producing Broadway plays, is ready to quit. His secretary, Ellie Brown, on being given notice, tells him she loves him. Russ proceeds to turn this into a hit play starring Ellie and romance her in a May-December affair.
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Man of the West (1958)
On his way to hire a schoolteacher, a homesteader is left a hundred miles from anywhere when the train he is on is robbed. With him are an attractive dancehall girl and an untrustworthy gambler and he decides to get shelter nearby from outlaw relatives he used to run with. They don't trust him and he loathes them but they decide he can help them with one last bank job. (imdb)
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Party Girl (1958)
Lawyer Thomas Farrell has made a career defending crooks in trials. He has never realised that there is a downside to his success, until he meets the dancer Vicki Gayle. (imdb)
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The Brothers Karamazov (1958)
In this adaptation of the Dostoevsky classic, four brothers fight to adjust to the death of their domineering father. (imdb)
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The Garment Jungle (1957)
A dress manufacturer brings in the mob to fight unionization. (TCM.com)
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The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
Eve White is a quite, mousy, unassuming wife and mother who keeps suffering from headaches and occasional black outs. Eventually she is sent to see psychiatrist Dr. Luther, and, while under hypnosis, a whole new personality emerges: the racy, wild, fun-loving Eve Black... (imdb)
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12 Angry Men (1957)
A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court (imdb)
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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
An ex-soldier faces ethical questions as he tries to earn enough to support his wife and children well. (imdb)
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Miami Expose (1956)
Like most Sam Katzman efforts of the late 1950s, Miami Expose laid claim to being "torn from today's headlines." Lensed on location, the film stars Lee J. Cobb as dedicated police lieutenant Bart Scott. Though he'd like nothing better than to smash Miami's gambling racketeers, Scott is forever stymied by legal loopholes. (allrovi.com)
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The Racers (1955)
An Italian bus driver decides to join the European champion racing circuit and meets a ballerina who supports him to get there. (TCM.com)
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The Left Hand of God (1955)
A man in priestly robes, seemingly the long-awaited Father O'Shea, arrives at a little-frequented Catholic mission in 1947 China. Though the man seems curiously uncomfortable with his priestly duties, his tough tactics prove very successful in the Seven Villages, as around them China disintegrates in civil war and revolution. But he has a secret, and his friendship with mission nurse Anne (an attractive war widow) seems to be taking on an unpriestly tone. (imdb)
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The Road to Denver (1955)
The Mayhew brothers flee from one Texas town to another as older brother Bill repeatedly attempts to keep younger brother Sam out of jail. Bill finally gives up on his younger brother and heads for Colorado. He gets a job and all is well until his brother shows up and takes a job that puts them on opposite sides of the law. (imdb)
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On the Waterfront (1954)
Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers. (IMDB.com)
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Yankee Pasha (1954)
Salem, Massachusetts, 1800. Mountaineer Jason Starbuck rides into town with furs to sell and dreams to fulfill. He falls in love with Roxana, who breaks her previous engagement and leaves for France to await Jason. Roxana's ship is attacked by pirates and she is sold into slavery in Morocco. Jason follows her to Morocco and must win the support of the sultan in order to continue his efforts to locate and rescue her. (imdb)
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Gorilla at Large (1954)
At sinister carnival The Garden of Evil, the main attraction is Goliath, "world's largest gorilla...cost the lives of 1,000 men before his capture." Barker Joey Matthews is about to enter the gorilla act, teamed with seductive mantrap Laverne, the owner's wife. Then a man is found dead of a broken neck. Was it Goliath or someone wearing Joey's gorilla suit? Detective Sgt. Garrison finds four interlocked romantic triangles among the suspects... (imdb)
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Day of Triumph (1954)
The best way to described the economically assembled religious picture Day of Triumph is "sincere". Though the film details the Last Days of Jesus Christ (Robert Wilson), top billing is bestowed upon Lee J. Cobb as Zadok, leader of the Zealots. The all-character-actor cast includes James Griffith as Judas, Tyler McVey as Peter, Lowell Gilmore as Pilate and veteran western heavy Anthony Warde as Barabbas. (allmovie.com)
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The Fighter (1952)
In Mexico, a young boxer uses his winnings to buy guns to avenge his family's murder.
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Sirocco (1951)
A cynical American expatriate gets involved in smuggling and gun-running for the rebels during the 1925 Syrian insurgency against French occupation. (imdb)
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The Family Secret (1951)
A lawyer must make the most difficult decision of his life in this crime drama that begins when the attorney's son inadvertently kills his best friend. No one was around to see what happened and only his family is the wiser. But the death creates a rift in the family. His father wants him to confess while his mother begs him to stay quiet. Eventually she prevails and the father promises to keep the secret. Then he finds himself appointed to defend the innocent man accused of the killing. (allrovi.com)
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The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)
A veteran homicide detective who has witnessed his socialite girlfriend kill her husband sees his inexperienced brother assigned to the case (imdb)
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Thieves
A war-veteran-turned-truck driver attempts to avenge the crippling and robbing of his father at the hands of an amoral produce scofflaw. (imdb)
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The Luck of the Irish (1948)
Following American reporter Stephen Fitzgerald from Ireland to New York, a grateful leprechaun acts as the newsman's servant and conscience. (imdb)
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The Dark Past (1948)
Crazed killer takes psychologist hostage. (imdb)
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Call Northside 777 (1948)
Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case. (imdb)
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The Miracle of the Bells (1948)
Granting her final request, a Hollywood press agent brings the dead body of an actress, who died after making her first and only film, back to her hometown for burial. To arouse public interest, and to get the reluctant studio head to release the film, he asks all the local churches to ring their bells for three days. (imdb)
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Captain from Castile (1947)
The invasion of Mexico by Cortez, as seen by a young Spanish officer fleeing the Inquisition. (imdb)
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Boomerang! (1947)
This dramatization of a factual incident opens in a quiet Connecticut town where a kindly priest is murdered while waiting at a street corner. The citizens are horrified and demand action from the police. All of the witnesses identify John Waldron, a nervous out-of-towner, as the killer. Although Waldron vehemently denies the crime, no one will believe him. District Attorney Henry Harvey is then put on the case and faces political opposition in his attempt to prove Waldron's innocence. (imdb)
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Johnny O
High-class gambler gets in trouble with the law. (imdb)
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Anna and the King of Siam (1946)
In 1862, young English widow Anna Owens accepts the job of teaching the royal children of Siam. On her arrival in Bangkok, culture clash is immediate. The king respects Anna for standing up to him, though this appalls his courtiers. In due course, she becomes the king's confidant and diplomatic advisor; their relationship endures through many trials. (imdb)
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Tonight We Raid Calais (1943)
British Intellengence dispatches Commando Geoffrey Carter on a one-man raid to destroy a munitions plant that manufactures bombs in Nazi-occupied France. He enlists the aid of a patriotic farmer, M. Bonnard, that lives near the plant, over the objections of his daughter Odette Bonnard, who believes that the British were responsible for the fall of France. (imdb)
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The Song of Bernadette (1943)
In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all assume it to be the virgin Mary. The pompous government officials think she is nuts, and do their best to suppress the girl and her followers, and the church wants nothing to do with the whole matter... (imdb)
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The Moon Is Down (1943)
When the Germans invade Norway their Commandant and the town Mayor confront each other, attempting to maintain civility as far as possible. When the army tries to orgnanize townspeople to work for them sabotage which is at first humorous turns serious, resulting in death on both sides. (imdb)
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Buckskin Frontier (1943)
A railroad man and the owner of a freight line battle for control of a crucial mountain pass. (imdb)
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Men of Boys Town (1941)
Mr. and Mrs. Maitland invite Whitey to their home on a trial basis. Whitey tries to visit a friend in reform school and inmate Flip is hiding in car as Whitey leaves. Flip steals money and both boys go to reform school. Father Flanagan exposes the conditions in the school and the boys are released to him. Ted's dog is killed but Ted can walk. The Maitlands work to pay off the debts threatening Boys Town. (imdb)
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Paris Calling (1941)
Marianne Jannetier, a well-to-do Parisian, engaged to Andre Benoit, a high-ranking government official, flees the city when the goose-stepping Nazi storm-troopers arrive. When her mother dies on the road to Bordeaux as a result of Nazi bombing, she returns to Paris and joins the underground movement. Nicholas Jordan, an American member of the RAF, stranded in Paris after the evacuation is also working with the Paris underground. (imdb)
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This Thing Called Love (1940)
Two professional people marry, but the wife insists that they be celibate for the first three months, just to see if they are truly compatible. The husband tries various tricks to lure his wife into bed, but she trumps his every serve. Finally, when she is ready for love, he isn't, having contracted a bad case of poison oak. (imdb)
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Golden Boy (1939)
Despite his musical talent, Joe Bonaparte wants to be a boxer. (imdb)
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Danger on the Air (1938)
Caesar Kluck, soft-drink magnate, is found dead in the office of a big radio-broadcasting company. Benjamin Franklin Butts, a sound engineer, discovers that Kluck met his death from cyanogen gas, administered in some mysterious fashion. Harry Jones, head of the company, fires Butts for making the public. (imdb)
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North of the Rio Grande (1937)
Hoppy's brother has been murdered and he is on the trail of the murderers. To get them he makes himself seem to be a wanted man. (imdb)
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Rustlers
Lucky is falsely accused of robbing the local bank and assumed drowned in the river while being pursued by a posse. A grieving Hoppy takes exception to remarks made about his presumably dead young friend by local lawyer Cal Howard, and Hoppy knocks him down in public. Howard is engaged to Agnes, the pretty and personable daughter of local cattle rancher Glen Randall, who has borrowed heavily from the town bank in order to buy a herd of breed cattle. (imdb)
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